I grew up in South Haven. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore! I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College and study theater. Eventually I changed my major to another passion of mine- media. I was lucky enough to nab a position as an intern at Townsquare Media. About 10 years later I’ve had the pleasure of working in many positions, and I love that I get to spend every week day 10-3 talking with you on GRD! The Liquid Lunch is one of my favorite parts of the day! I just got married in September. My husband (that's still a little weird to say, haha!) Charlie and I laugh together every single day, and he puts up with all of my nonsense—which is not a small amount of nonsense… I may have a slight problem with watching too much TV: Anything on Investigation Discovery, Chopped, Real Housewives, documentaries on Netflix… I could go on. Other things I love: The beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really, really love it, OK?), reading, ‘90s alternative rock, people watching, drinking on patios, and most of all -- my dear, dear family.
James Beard Award-Winning Chef Opening New Pizza Restaurant in Grand Rapids Area
A chef who won the "Best in the Midwest" James Beard Award is plotting a new wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta restaurant in the Grand Rapids area.
Grand Rapids Police Department Warns of Officer Impersonation Phone Scam
GRPD has received reports of a spoofing scam.
Love Olive Burgers? There’s a New Michigan Festival For That
If you love a good ooey-gooey olive burger, great news! A new festival celebrating the distinctly Michigan dish is coming up this summer.
Bring Your Pup! Grand Rapids Griffins Dog Game is Coming Up
Ever been to a hockey game and thought, "Man, this would be better if my dog was here?" Well, good news! Coming up soon you'll have a chance to watch a Griffins game with your dog!
When Do Grand Rapids Ice Cream Shops Open?
Spring is right around the corner and that means West Michigan's seasonal ice cream stands are opening up!
Cooking Connection to Serve Coffee in Comstock Park After Eternal Coffee Departure
Those looking to grab a cup of coffee in Comstock Park can now do so at Cooking Connection.
100+ Year Old Grand Rapids Italian Market Gets New Life as Restaurant, Wine Bar
It's back! A market that served the Grand Rapids area for more than a century is reopening with a new dining concept.
Break Out The Shovels – West Michigan Could Get Half a Foot Of Snow Overnight
Here we go again. Another Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in West Michigan.
West Michigan Fried Chicken and Chili Dog Joint Shuts Doors for Good
After five years in business, a Jenison restaurant known for its fried chicken and chili dogs has permanently closed.
26-Year-Old Man Missing For Months From Mt. Pleasant
His family last saw him in December 2022.
What IS That? Free Wild Mushroom Identification Classes Coming to West Michigan
Want to get better at identifying Michigan's wild mushrooms? There are free classes for that!
This Michigan City Ranked Best Pizza City in America… Again
Move over Chicago and New York! This Michigan city knows what's up when it comes to pizza.